Open Book is thrilled to announce that our own Kevin Hardcastle, Open Book Toronto's Assistant Editor, has won the $20,000 2016 Trillium Book Award for his debut short fiction collection, Debris (Biblioasis). Debris was also nominated for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. 2016 marks the second year in a row where the Trillium Prize has been awarded to a collection of short stories from an independent publisher (the 2015 award was given to Kate Cayley for her story collection How You Were Born, published by Pedlar Press).
Soraya Peerbaye was the winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry for her collection Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press), and will receive $10,000.
The French language awards were given to Véronique-Marie Kaye and David Ménard. Kaye will receive $20,000 for her winning book Marjorie Chalifoux (Éditions Prise de parole) and Ménard $10,000 for his poetry collection Neuvaines (Les Éditions L’Interligne).
For more information about the Trillium Book Awards, you can visit the Ontario Media Development Corporation website.Kevin Hardcastle & Soraya Peerbaye win 2016 Trillium Book Awards